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Job Description: Web Producer, POV Digital (Contract)

The PBS documentary series POV (http://www.pbs.org/pov/) is seeking a Web Producer to work out of its Brooklyn, New York, office for a 3-month fixed-term position within the Webby Award-winning POV Digital department.

Reports to: Executive Producer, POV Digital

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the POV Digital team in researching, creating and maintaining POV's digital properties, including documentary companion site features, other special projects and special events.
  • Writing copy and contributing content for POV's newsletter and POV's social media channels, such as POV's Documentary Blog, Facebook and Twitter, as assigned.
  • Collecting and providing information, preparing reports and documentation.
  • Fielding calls and replying to communications from POV viewers and visitors.
  • Coordinating intern tasks.
  • Participating in scheduled meetings and ad hoc meetings with staff, filmmakers and partners.
  • Other administrative support and other tasks, as required.

Qualifications

Education and Training:

  • Minimum 1 year of editorial or online production experience.
  • A bachelor's degree.
  • Knowledge of documentary film, digital media and a commitment to independent media desired.

Communication Skills:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
  • Desire to collaborate with a committed, professional team.
  • Track record of working with diverse communities.
  • A plus: Knowledge of Spanish.
  • A plus: Knowledge of and experience working with PBS and the public television system.
  • A plus: Previous experience in journalism, film or engagement with social issues.

Technical Skills:

  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Photoshop and content management systems such as Wordpress and Movable Type.
  • Mastery of word processing, spreadsheet and other online productivity software.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Passion for creativity and innovation.
  • Ability to work independently, communicate well and present yourself professionally in person, on the phone and online.

Work Style:

  • Flexible, self-starter, able to pursue several projects at once.
  • An eye for detail and precision.
  • Willingness and ability to take on a wide range of tasks and accept responsibility for all phases of a project.
  • Ability to work in a small team, on-deadline and under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain sense of humor under stress and stay cool.

TO APPLY:

Email these items to jobs[at]pov.org with the subject line "Web Producer: [YOUR NAME]":
1. Cover letter, including salary requirements.
2. Resume (PDF or plain text) that addresses all of the skills required for the position.
3. A list of work examples (URLs), clearly stating your role on each project.

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The PBS documentary series POV is seeking independent nonfiction films for broadcast in 2015 and beyond.
Deadline: June 30, 2014